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College Catalog 2022-2023 
    
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dental Hygiene, AAS


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The dental hygiene curriculum is designed to prepare students for licensure as registered dental hygienists. Dental Hygiene and General Education courses are reinforced by directed clinical experiences. Students must pass each course and related clinical competencies with a C or better.

You are strongly encouraged to work with a counselor, advisor, or faculty/departmet coordinator
Degree & Certificate Requirements  
See Program Notes
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: View Selective Admission for detailed information.

 

Credit Hours Required: 90


Preliminary Courses


Required course sequence:


Semester 5


Program Notes:


  • Students must apply through the selective admission process and be accepted into the dental hygiene program before taking any DNHY course.

   +   Prerequisites needed to apply to the program.

Dental Hygiene - Additional Program Information


Program Options
Credential Title Credit Hours Required

Notes

Associate of Applied Science Dental Hygiene 90  

 

Contact Information
Contact Title Name Phone E-mail Location
Associate Dean Barbara Ellis 586.263.6896 Dental@macomb.edu South Campus

Program Description:

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: View Selective Admission for detailed information.

The dental hygiene curriculum is designed to prepare students for licensure as registered dental hygienists. Dental Hygiene and General Education courses are reinforced by directed clinical experiences. Students must pass each course and related clinical competencies with a C or better.

Program Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate competent communication skills to successfully interact with diverse populations.

2. Show cultural sensitivty to diverse populations.

3. Show ethical standards consistent with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Code of Ethics; the State and Federal laws that govern the practice of dental hygiene. 

4. Discuss emerging trends in delivering evidence-based dental hygiene care.

5. Analyze patient oral and health risk factors to disease.

6. Develop comprehensive patient oral health care strategies promoting disease prevention, health maintenance, and improved quality of life.

7. Construct a community oral health program.

8. Demonstrate self-evaluation as an individual and dental professional, in the pursuit of life-long learning.

Requirements & Specific Information:

Additional expenses to be met by the student are (1) a health history and physical examiniation including testing for tuberculosis and other communicable diseases, (2) uniforms, (3) instrument kits/supplies, (4) Loupes, (5) licensure/board exam fees, (6) Student Professional Organization Dues, Dental Hygiene Association, (7) Typodont lease, (8) Health Insurance.

Students must achieve a grade of “C” or better for all the Core and the General Education courses which are prerequisites and/or considered a part of the program. Other General Education courses which are not part of the program, but are required for the degree, require only a passing grade. 

The Michigan Board of Dentistry may deny an RDH license to an applicant who has been convicted of a crime or is addicted to drugs or alcohol.

The Associate of Applied Science degree awarded in the Dental Hygiene Program is approved by The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, P.O. Box 30670, Lansing Michigan 48909. Bureau of Professional Licensing phone number is 517-241-0199.

Accreditation:

The Associate of Applied Science degree in dental hygiene is currently pending accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) located at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611. CODA’s phone number is 312-440-4653.

Career Opportunities:

  • Dental Hygiene

Transfer Pathways:


We Work Hard to Make Transferring Easy!

Macomb Community College is a great place to start if your goal is to earn a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. Whether you are already considering a specific transfer destination/program or have not yet decided on a major, Macomb’s Office of Articulation and Transfer provides you with and helps you explore a variety of transfer options.

Transfer Opportunities

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